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Tigers are Regional Semi-finalists

Tyler Cooper flies past several Elysian Fields defenders on his way to the basket.Tyler Cooper flies past several Elysian Fields defenders on his way to the basket. He scored 20 points during the game to lead the Tigers to a 83-63 victory in the Regional Quarter-final game.

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Lady Tigers are State Semi-finalists

Sam Lowry shoots the ball over a Buffalo defender in the UIL State Semi-final baskeball game. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers made their first appearance in the UIL State Tournament on Thursday, March 3.

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Lions are Area champs, ladies fall to Slidell

The Saltillo Lions basketball team defeated Dodd City 55-51 to claim the Area title last Thursday in Paris. The Lady Lions fell to Slidell in the Regional Quarterfinal game Tuesday, February 21 with a final score of 37-44.

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Power lifting team places at meets

Members of the Mount Vernon High School power lifting team have placed in recent meets. The team was fifth overall out of 11 teams at the Paris meet on Thursday, February 16.

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Tennis team earns medals

Ally Nguyen shows off her second place tennis medal.Ally Nguyen shows off her second place tennis medal.The Mount Vernon Tiger tennis team competed at their first spring tournament at Mount Pleasant and earned several medals.

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Softball team makes great showing at tournaments

The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger softball team recently competed in two round robin tournaments. The went 4-1 in Sulphur Springs and 4-2 at Longview.

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Tigers are Area Champs

Tyler Cooper (2) flies toward the basket for the Tigers against Jefferson in the Area playoff game.Tyler Cooper (2) flies toward the basket for the Tigers against Jefferson in the Area playoff game. The Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team claimed both the Bi-District and Area titles in post season play last week.

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Tigers blank Quitman, split games with Commerce

The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team blanked Quitman and split games with Commerce during games this week. Read more about these games in the March 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lady Tigers are State bound

Regional Champions - Mount Vernon Lady TigersThe Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team won the Regional Championship on Saturday, February 24 after defeating the Winnsboro Lady Raiders 50-35 at Heath High School in Rockwall.

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